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this is al jazeera. hello, and welcome to the news hour. it is good to have you here with us, these are our top stories. >> russia's president vladimir put ton said he would back military action, if it's proved the government was behind the >> radiation readings at japan's plant hits a record high.
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i'll be explaining why humanitarian need, these people have been forgotten by the world. >> and australia's action man, the politician that wants to become the next prime minister. ♪[music] russian president has warned the west about taking one sided action over the suspected weapons attack, but he has said he will pack a military response through the u.n. if it is proved that the government was behind the gassing in damascus. now putin gave the interview one day -- expected to meet the president barack obama. limited and tailored use of u.s. forces sent the draft resolution with no ground troops.
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and syria's regime continues to prepare itself for cruise missile strikes. the u.s. secretary of state told evidence that asaad used chemical weapons was solid. >> we have physical evidence of where the rockets came from, and when. not one rocket landed in regime control territory. not one they agreed to put it to a vote next week, and vladimir put tin was fast to react. >> in line with international law, only the u.n. security council can same the use of force against a sovereign state. any other pretext or message which might be used to justify the use of force against an independent sovereign state, can only be interpreted as an adepression. >> and that begs the question, what sort of response can there be from syria's allies. this is unverified video show as missile launch reported to be
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maneuvering. the first verbal response to the u.s. resolution came from its u.n. ambassador. >> how can the united states of america act unilaterally speaking from outside the context of the united nations. who asked mr. obama to be the bully of the world. >> the u.s. president appears resolute. if it is likely that the resolution is approved he will have a backing for congress for a sixdy daytime period. u.s. navies continue, with the u.s.s. nemits last reported in the red sea, for the syria, there is the looming question, will a limited action by the u.s. make any difference or could it make the situation even worse. we have reporters covering the
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story around the region. in just a moment we will be going to jackie who is in paris. that's where the french foreign minister has been speaking. and she will be telling us how the lebanese are worries that syrian refugees are taking their jobs. fred in the russian capitol moscow, fred, i want to start with vladimir putin's statement, saying that russia could support u.n. security force, is this a change in direction for moscow. >> not really. you know, vladimir put tin's entire purpose in that interview was to sound calm, and reasonable, and flexible, and that was a well crafted soundbite, but the reality check is here is that russia's president has always been that the only the u.n. security council has the power to authorize military strikes.
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and so the interesting bits there are that the little fragments at least of what he said it would take to convince him that the asaad regime was behind it, and he clearly said none of the evidence presented so far including the videos of victims, including the u.s. claims that they have interintercepted phone conversations from syrian officials all of that isn't enough. so basically he was reiterating his position all along, which is russia doesn't believe it, and we'll veto any action resolutions in the security council. >> and another interesting point that he has made, and that people are paying close attention to, is the fact that he had said if the u.s. goes ahead unilaterally and intervened in syria, russia has plans. what exactly does that mean?
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>> that is the intriguing one. they are doing everything they can to give cover to the asaad regime, and it has ruled out the one thing the former soviet union would have done, which is threater count force. in h the old days when a crisis would blow up the soviet union could put its forces on high alert, start arming its missles. do things that send a sixal to the with et that better back off, better calculate, here it is dangerous. but we don't live in that world any more. there are only one super power. and russia has made it clear that even if the u.s. goes in there and stomps syria, russia will stand by and do nothing. so what else can it that it isn't already doing.
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i don't know. perhaps get closer to iran? i think putin sort of hinted at that. there may be other changing in the whole diplomatic situation in the world that russia might engineer. but he did not spell that out, and i think it is doing to leave us all wondering for some time. >> fred, thank you very much. well the french form minister says that syria is a risk for the region and possibly beyond. >> the risk is not only from bashar but from all the dictators in the world, when its pe hey your is the cause of 110,000, with unprecedented actions and violated an international treaty, when you massacre your people, i think that we cannot take any of his comments into consideration. >> and jackie roland is live for
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us in paris, so jackie, give us an idea debate is coming up, france has been one of the -- or one of the countries that has been in europe that has been open to intervention, tell us how this has been playing out and how things are expecting to evolve? well, we have seen in the united kingdom, we are going to see it in the u.s. being put to a vote in congress, so anybody who has been watching the evolution of thinking in various capitols will be maybe getting a sense of deja vu, because now for the first time senior politicians are starting to talk about the point of a parliamentary vote now in france. in a few hours time, the parliament will be meeting to debate the whole question of intervention in syria, it is quite clear that the vote will
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not be taking place on this occasion, but it would seem that the president and people around him are no longer ruling out the question of a vote. i think that in a way, is reflecting the public opinion here in france, which is skeptical, which is cautious about intervention and in particular about france intervening. latest polls suggest that about three-quarters of french people want parliament to have the final say. so it does appear that they are backtracking a little on the principle, that there's the president who would take this kind of decision. >> and meanwhile, the syrian refugees are continuing to cross into lebanon in large numbers. that's just added to tension from locals, this report from beirut. >> one in every five people in
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lebanon is a syrian. many of them have suffered the poor overcrowded neighborhoods like this one. they live among the local population, but they can't help escape the feeling of not being welcome. >> the lebanese feel that we have taken away the opportunities. jobs that should be theirs. >> the new arrives have created competition in an already weak market. syrians have accepted lower salaries. it is something that many lebanese resent. the local population needs help too. >> their presence has changed our lives for the worst. most of them are not refugees but workers who brought their families here. the government is not taking care of them. >> not all syrian refugees are able to make ends meet, and
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rental prices have increased. a small group costs about 300-dollar as month, those who can't afford to pay live in buildings under construction. >> it is clear after talking to people here, that there are tensions between the syrian and the lebanese community. lebanese government officials have said those tensions have reach add dangerous level. two government is now worried that they will have to deal with a new influx of refugees if the west does decide to take military action against the syrian jet stream. >> lebanon doesn't only have to deal with the refugee issue, it has seen bombings, kid p thatting and other issues. this company hasn't been able to someday out of the conflict. lebanon is divided and its people have taken sides in the conflict across their border. >> we don't want to make any problems but many are already having problems and they always
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blame the. >> lebanon has imposed tighter controls at its borders. not just do mansion the number of refugees but syriaens are increasingly being looked upon as a security problem in a country already under threat. it will be holding a prez conference in the next few minutes. the group had called for demonstrations on tuesday, and hoped that millions would take the street to mark two months since the former president was deposed. our correspondent, which we are not naming for security reasons joins us now on the phone from cairo, what's the latest there. >> well, we are hearing as you say that the alliance group will have a press conference shortly. this is to mark two months since mo hamed morsy was ousted from power, and we believe they will talk about the crack down on muslim brotherhood figures over the last two months.
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and the trial tuesday in suez, two military trials were in all 12 muslim briers were given life sentences, 64 people on trial in all in total. so they really wanting to one make sure that the soft light continues to be shown on the way that muslim brotherhood figures are being treated and we unction they will be calling for some sort of rally in cairo and across the country this friday, of course, they had a run in last friday, and as many as 10,000 people took to the streets there was protests called for yesterday, the numbers weren't big, they were in the -- 1,000 in total. but sadly the numbers of people taken to the streets in these protests in these rallies is dwindling. >> to iraq now, where 16 members
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of the same shiite family had been shot dead. these pictures in the town which is near baghdad. gunman have reported or are reported to have entered two houses and killed the family members. and just hours earlier, a series of car bombs killed at least 60 people in and around baghdad, the attacks are part of a nationwide trend that security forces are struggling to contain.
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>> in some cases the explosion went off in rapid succession. they talked to people who were out and about for the evening. >> a powerful blast took place in prada neighborhood, killing and wounded several people. >> the targeted people who worked to earn their living you can see wreckage of iron flew to the other side of the road. there are innocent people who work to live. >> but it wasn't just the south but also the districts of the north, and saudi in the west. one of the worst attacks happened in the eastern suburb, and the rural restaurants and shops. >> there was a check point here and another one there, where did it come from?
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space. >> the number of day-to-day attacks is rising and most of them involving sunni groups striking shiite neighborhoods. and the level is reaching a level not seen in eight years. >> the war in syria is having a massive effect here in this country, in baghdad armed groups have said they are sending fighters into syria, and they are behind the car bombings over the last five to six months. also there's a massive refugee crisis here in northern iraq, both of those are adding pressure to a country that already is a tinderbox. >> and still to come this hour, the rupee has taken a knock. whether a new central bank governor can do anything to help. plus. >> the child victims of central african republic's war, we meet one family who fled for their lives. and serena williams takes her
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double bagel, new york style. two latest from the u.s. open in sports. one the fight and the coup earlier that year. two mortality right for children under five is now the 6th high nest the world. this report from kaga in the northern central african republic. >> deep in the central african republic, one of the first places to fall to a coalition of rebels known as selica. they began their advance last year. when the fighting starts took her children into the bush. for months they lived on roots, plants and dirty water.
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her youngest son emanuel fell ill, so she decided to walk to this hospital. he is now nourished and dehydrated. but now has a good chance of surviving. >> our children are ill. and we don't have the money to care for them. these children are our future, if they can grow up, then they can take care of us. >> the united nations says that every 21 minutes a child dies in central african republic, from preventable diseases. and many more will die without emergency care. during the recent fighting this was the only functioning hospital for around 100 fort thousand people, but much of the drugs here were lucid by rebels. now, things are improving here, but the priority and the humanitarian agencies is to get help to people in more remote
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areas. half the population has no access to any medical care. >> people won't come into town, because they are afraid of these fighters. the local commander says people shouldn't see selica as a threat. >> since we got here last september, we haven't killed anyone, we haven't hurt anyone. people should just relax. >> but they did allow this to happen. these u.n. warehouses used to be filled with supplies for around 1 million people. everything has gone. >> we need vehicles, we need staff, we need communications equipment. we need people who are going to manage our security, then we need everything else that goes with it to influence the situation of children. and the populations. >> some schools have reopened thanks to u. n. help. and many these classrooms there is hope that education can change things.
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but in central african republic, the next battles of control is never far away. there is fear that there will be more fighting sending these children and their families back into the bush. >> so an estimated 1.6 million people need humanitarian assistance in the central african republic, fighting has displaced more than 200,000 people, and it's pushed 55,000 refugees across the boarder into neighboring countries. our correspondent joins us live from the capitol of central african republic. yes, quell, five months on from when cilica took control, many parts of the country, this is on the whole still a very lawless country, and that is where the difficulties and humanitarian agencies are getting. getting help from the people that need it. joining me now, from the world
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food programs and he represents them here in central african republic, thank you for joining us here. i know it is raining. just tell us, what is the situation right now? what is happening to help people? >> the current situation is very serious indeed. they are over 500,000 people in serious need of food. and partners are trying to assist currently, over 200,000 people. and this assistance -- we al hoping in the month of october to reach additional school children as schools reopen, and also to have products for children under the age of five. >> just looking around us, this is a very green country, it's raining right now, it rains a lot, why is food or getting food for people such an issue? >> it's such an issue because of
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this long conflict. lives have been disrupted, people are unable to farm, markets are disrupted. so the idea of leaving food assistance and also to have people to build their livelihoods to get back to normal. >> now, i know that the wfp is trying to raise money, it's already raised some money, can you just explain what it is that you need right now to be able to get that emergency help out to people? >> we currently need about $10 million to help the people who are in dire need. every penny of this would make a big difference. >> thank you so much for joining us. >> as there is a short fall of funding, but one of the main problems particularly where i was reporting from is the fact that its location, and that for so many borders in the central african republic are owning, that means that fighters and weapons can come in and out very very easily. now, people we have spoken to
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here, particularly worried about the security situation, killings are still continuing here, some of them by former fighters some of them by current fighters and also the problem of soldiers who are loyal to the president. now, all of this is being discussed by the united nations right now, we are expected to hear more from them at the security council sometime in september. what people hear really want is a legitimate government that protects them and helps them, and an international community that doesn't forget them. >> with the latest on the situation in the central african republic, thank you. >> now the has shown signed of recovery on wednesday, as the retiring head of the central bank -- now the currency had lost a quarter of its value. two new director will also have to deal with a record current account deficit.
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this is primarily because it is importing more than it is exporting. india has currency reserves up around. but the big question is with contemplating the pace of quantitative easing. india may need international help. for those joining me to discuss this, let's start with the new man who is taking over. indian has face add lot of problems and it has come up how deep these problems go. is he a man that can solve these problems in. >> you know, he certainly has rock star status, and he is much liked overseas much respected. simply because his time in 2005, he predicted the u. financial crisis. he warned that this would happen and it plays out the way he said it would. and so for this particular
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reason, the -- everyone expects him now to move into this new role, and fix india's problems. but the brocks are deeper than that, and he knows that today he might be the hero, tomorrow he could be zero. because he has seen what has happened to past central bank governors. if you look in the united states, or look -- the former governor when he was in office, everybody is saying he's done a great job, really helped the economy, but afterwards he realized that he ran one of the biggest bobbles that the u.s. had ever seen. >> everybody is looking for a quick fix, but you named it, the bubble. for so long inyeah has been growing and the darling of investors, what happened? >> so at the start of this, in early 2000, india, russia, brazil, and china were growing at a great clip. and everybody was wanting to get a part of that, so money was moving into those economies. but when the crisis happened
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there was a flood of money pouring into the economy, because everybody wants to get some of that growth. and that money went into the economy, it went into some useful places but it also went into areas where it wasn't productive, like property sectors like the stock market, and that's the whole of the economy, because when that money came in, the banks were loaning that money out, and they need to find that money back. and so basically, this is a reason why we have this bubble situation in india. also at the same time, people have been riching and they are going we want more washing machines. we want more cars so if all these things are coming in, someone is going to have to pay for it. and the way the government has been paying for it so far is by running a budget deficit, and a current account deficit. so basically, the current account deficit as we just mentioned is about 90 odd billion dollars and the budget deficit runs about since .7%, that's a really uncomfortable amount, and the way they have
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been paying for that is by getting the central bank to write them a blank check. >> so looks like a lot more pain before anything will happen with the economy. thank you for so much for navigating us through this complex mercury waters. >> radiation levels at japan's fukushima plant have hit an all time high. readings around tanks holding contaminated water have soared more than 20% since saturday, to give you some perspective, such a level of radiation would kill an unprotected person within hours. florence has more from tokyo. >> a spokes man has confirmed to us that the company has recorded higher levels of radiation. these stand at around and discovered at several hot spots at the fukushima nuclear plant. this development comes five days after the company reported that
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previous readings of 1,800 an hour reported on saturday were 18 times higher than what had previously been reported. the initial spike was because tepco had started using more sophisticated devices. previous machines could only read up to 100, and has now used devices that can read up to 10,000. now they have confirmed to us that this new spike in radiation levels is not because of any leaks. ten far, they have not been able to find abe evidence of new leaks but there is still an important implication in those development, because what does this mean to the operations and how will this complicate clean up operations because the levels of radiation that is detected are extremely high, they can be extremely dangerous. experts have said that exposure to this level of radiation is enough to kill someone within hours if they are not wearing
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the right protective clothing. >>
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>> and many of these southern areas have seen the september averaging rainfall in the last four days alone. so a very wet start to the month, and that does mean the risk of mudslides and of course further flash flooding coming in. as we go on through thursday, another very wet day to come, we will progressively see the wetter weather moving out. so a better to end the week. and still to come. one of southar ca's biggest earnings but the gold miners are going on strike. we are live to gauge the effects of this multibillion dollars industry.
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australia goes to the polls on saturday. plus. and in sports we will find out how spanish cycling is trying to regain its credibility after a damaging doping scandal.
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>> is u.n. says more than 800 people were killed in iraq last month, and radiation levels at japan's damaged nuclear plant are much higher than previously thought. the new readings have been conducted with more sensitive detection equipment. let's question more on our top story, now, russian president has warned the west against taking one sided action in syria over the suspected chemical weapons attack, and for more on this, let's go to georgetown university foreign service. thank you for coming into the studios. i just want to start looking
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ahead to the g 20 summit, that is going to ham, vladimir putin and president obama will meet there. he has canceled a previous meeting. it's an economic summit, but it is overshadowed by syria, can you see talk happening there over syria? >> no doubt. there's going to be a lot of maneuvering and posturing in private, and there would be a lot of discussion over precisely what kind of military attack the united states will engage in. and president obama in particular, have locked themselves into a course in which backing away is quite difficult, at this point. i think an american attack on syria will happen, the critical issue here is getting russia onboard, and i think it is the mechanics of it that the president will be talking to president putin, and try to convince him of.
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>> give us an idea, if at least not seeing eye to eye, having a parallel line of thinking in order to address syria. or do you think there is a possibility where russia can p sidelined? >> well, the united states has been trying to sideline russia, but it can't do so and do through the united nations at the same time. because the united nations -- because rush has the veto power, but there's also a significant block of countries that are likely to vote with russia and china. if a vote were to come, so what the quite is likely to do, is to come to some sort of consensus or compromise, more likely. with president putin and dry to placate him as much as possible. >> a tailors strike, is that something that is more likely to push those that have been reluctant to side with syria intervention.
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>> well, i think that's precisely going to be the question that will be debated. president obama has been talking more and more about much more broader attack on syria, because these targeted attacks are on likely to dislodge and dismantle bashar al-asaad. but i think russia is likely to at most support very targeted attacks but only if it is proven that chemical attacks were carried out by syrian troops. >> and as far as that investigation going on, how open are the countries in participating would you say, talking about russia here, and possibly china, being -- which would be difficult to prove, do you think they would stand by their word? >> well, i think that's the problem. it is extremely to prove what
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president obama has called the chain of custody. who precisely has had ownership of these chemical weapons and who used them and how, and so what extent. and i think that is going to be the question that will be debated in st. peters burg over the next couple of days between president obama and president putin. thank you very much. thank you for coming in h and talking to us today. >> thank you. well, the u. n. is warning of food shortages in western africa. as many as 11 million people could be effected. so far the u.n. has received only 17% of the total funds it needs to help the most vulnerable. of particular concern is the increasing price of drain in nigeria. now an investigation and independent investigation has found that t.v. channels have been scrambled because of
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jamming signals that are coming from military installations. that's enough to change frequency so that viewers can watch news and sports channels. >> after the military crew, al jazeera became one of several media outlets that has come under pressure. journalists have been detained, and killed, television stations have been shut down. but al jazeera has been especially targeted. our offices were raided several times. our journalists arrested and even our satellites were jammed. al jazeera has learned that several locations centered around the egyptian capitol where the jamming locates. east and west of cairo, specifically identifying military installations. let's start with the first location, we will call this point a, it is west of the capitol, and situated on the
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cairo alexandar dessert highway, our team of experts say the jamming is coming from a 1.6-kilometer radius, mainly dessert land and close to the valley prison. on july the fifth, two days after the military coup, that ousted mo hamed morsy the jamming started and the frequency on arabsat. here is point b, eastern cairo along the highway. on the first chance it just looks like a bit of dessert land, once you zoom in you will see a building in the middle of the dessert equips with satellite antennas and a tower. it's also next to a large military installation, here is a close up of the building, there you go, well, our investigators found jamming from this location began on the 7th of july and was focused on al jazeera's nile frequencies. the interference is still on going as we speak. the third location, it is an area of eastern cairo called helipolis.
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as you can see. our 1.6-kilometer radius lies in the junction between airport road, now within this zone, we find numerous and important military installations including the military spell jens headquarters, the army's public relations department, and it's orientation department. the interference from this location also began 48 hours after the military coup, and targeted al jazeera's frequencies on rare rabbsat. now let's show you one of the most telling revelations we will call this point b. again, let's circle in on our 1.6-kilometer radius, once again, we find yet another military installation. but this one dwarfed the others in size. well it is clear from the satellite images this area is in exclusive military zone. the roads are all marked by google earth, which means they are completely off limits in
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sync with other jamming operations on july the fifth, the interference from this once base targeted our frequencies on arab sat. based on the team of independent invest day tors and on internationally recognized maps it is clear that the common link in all of these locations is the presence of military facilities. semiare demanding a pay rise up to 150%, but the industry has only offered 6.5%. the strike would damage the economy, now the country has already suffered in the building sectors. >> the economy has already suffered from building sectors as mentioned. iran slid to a four year low last week, and unemployment now stands at 25%. for more on this, joining us
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life from western area, that's a gold mining town in south africa, i will start with asking you, what the strikes so far is looking like, and if it has had any impact. >> some miners have upon to work, but most haven't. they are milling about waiting on word on what to do next. security is tight, and security here at the mines aren't making any media on to the actual premises. they also don't want the miners to come out on to the street and protest, because they don't want that image to come out and shown by the journalists waiting to speak to some of them. they are having a mass meeting. they are having a mass meeting then they say they will try to come out on to the street. but by the security, we will have to wait and see.
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well, south africa is one of the main goal producers the longer the strike drags on it will have a huge impact on the economy, in fact, economists are warning that normally this time of the year, these strikes happen every year. they last about three weeks or so, if they drag on longer it can damage the economy really badly, the president has appealed to mine bosses to union leaders to please sit down, quickly, meet, discuss a way forwarding end the strike for the good of the country and the economy. we will have all the sports shortly, including tennis, where the defending champion is true to the last date, find out why andy murray didn't have it his way at the u.s. open. ç]
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prime minister has instructed forces to be deployed to the country's largest city. they have seen over 1,000 people killed in just the first six months of this year. the violence has been blamed on gang wars, drugs and the taliban. the head of the fbi is stepping down after 12 years. he has started his job a week before then attacks in 2001. california is leading the way in
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the u.s. to become green, the state has the most progressive goals in the country, including a plan for construction to be zero net energy by 2020. stephanie with the university of california to find out more about this new self-sufficient project. >> this luxury apartment community situated on the university of california campus in davis. has taken college life to a whole new level. >> we are kind of known as the super nice apartments. >> with space for 2000 residents west village offer as restore style environment, but also gives student as chance to be part of an experiment in sustainable living. it is the first of its kind, a zero net energy community. >> so zero net energy means that basically we would produce the exact amount of energy that we are using on a day-to-day basis. ceiling fans helps air glow,
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u.c. davis is one of the first students to live here. a green pioneer of sorts. >> there are energy usage limits that you have meet. >> and that means if you are consuming too much electricity, management will come calling. >> we will walk through and say if you put a power strip here, and turn it off. and run these computers and monitors and your game systems when you are not in the unit. >> the community is equips with thousands of solar panels capable of generating 700-kilowatts of energy per year. >> the solar panels are a huge part of it because that's how we generate the electricity. >> the numbers are still being analyzed but the community is on track to meet its goals. with california strict green energy building codes west village can serve as a blueprint for other developers looking to
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build sustainable housing. and while renting utilities are slightly higher than other area rentals residents say it is worth the price. >> you are also getting the ability to say i'm helping the environment, every day of my life. >> and this small community is also helping california, achieve its goal that all new construction must be zero net energy by the year 2020. stephanie stanton, al jazeera, davis california. >> britain's fraud action is take legal action. accused of misleading a british auditor, now two months ago the company was implicated in a $1.7 billion scandal. and hiding losses since the 1990's. saturday is election day in australia, and the opinion polls -- so, that means conservative opposition leader
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tony abbott will most likely become the next prime minister. andrew has more. >> all the signings of a victory are coming. and that tony abbott a man who once trained to be a catholic priest will be the prime minister. there was skepticism about climate change that helped him win his leadership. opposition to the carbon and a dance towards -- >> we will scrap the carbon tax, we will end the waste, we will stop the votes. >> if elected abbott would probably be the fittest prime minister australia has ever had. as a student he was a boxer for the u.k.'s axford university. >> tony abbott is seen as a buff head, a belligerent aggressive former boxer, he walks like a former boxer. he has the ears of a former
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boxer and he talks like a bit of a boxer. his opponents such machoism is a negative. former prime minister called him a and australians, particularly women, haven't warmed to him yet. >> but on the campaign trail. >> i think that you deserve a better government. i think we are a great country, and a great people. i just don't believe that we can afford another three years like the last six years. >> abbott has made much of outback visits promising engangment with indigenous communities. his campaign focus has been along the south and east coasts. >> the election will be one or loss in suburban areas of australia's biggest cities. if the policy can win more in melbourne, city, and here in prison ban, then he will become
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prime minister. >> would give him a global voice, and thrust him into the debate of syria, a conflict he dismisses. >> he always been underestimated. he has defeated all of his skeptics and he is on the cusp of doing it again. if he reverts to that serious tony abbott, and managing to keep his promises there is a chance he could be quite a reasonable prime minister. >> in all likelihood, that if will start to become clear from saturday. andrew thomas, al jazeera. >> okay, so now it is time for sports and here is joe. >> thank you. world tennis number one, has reached the quarter finals of the u.s. open. he dismantled in straight sets. winning the last 26-love, 6-lo. love. was then double bagelled. he won 13 in a row, the top seed cruising through.
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the 2011 champion will play twenty-first seed mikkel in the quarters. >> today second and third set have been some of the best tennis i have played in my career. and it all comes with a great time for me. it's something that i was wishing for, definitely to be more aggressive as the tournament progresses. >> well, joining him in the last day is defending champion andy murray. he was later battled against the unseeded -- the number three seeded scott dropped the first set, but fought back to win 6-7, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4. murray clenching match with a beautiful smash. the defending women's champion dished out another walloping on her way to the semis. this time it was spain's navaro
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at the receiving end of the thrashing. the top seeding blazing in. next up serena out of channa. she is a great challenge, she moves really well. and i think the challenge of playing here is how do you peat someone. i will have to think about that and hopefully come up with an answer to that. >> she was the first chinese -- the fifth seat beat katherine that. lee took three sets to beat the left hander, it is the first time she has dropped a set or tournament. she came through in the hunt for her second grand slam title. already 2-points adrift of team new zealand. that's the pinnishment they have been giving for cheating.
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over the first time in history, crew members have been banned from sailing top competition for cheating. four of the team has been excluded. the allegations legal modifications to the cat that ma rans. now win 11 of the 17 races in san francisco to win the cup, while team new zealand needs just 9. the final grand tour of the cycling season is into its second week. and as our correspondent found out, it was trying to recover after the doping scandal that saw a spanish doctor sentenced to jail. >> who is hiding in this cycling shadows? this year's spanish tour is well underway, 21 stages, 197 riders, crossing spanish sun baked tar. but all the on the horizon, the dark cloud of suspicion. who came here to the madrid clinic of dr. fuentes, and left
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a bag of blood. >> dr. fuentes was found guilty of endangering public health and giving a one year suspended jail sentence. he gave blood transfusions particularly cyclist to help them avoided detection of enhancing drugs. to identify over 100 bags of blood, found at dr. fuentes clinic in madrid, marked only with code names. spanish privacy law from 2006, when the police seized these bags preventing the course from naming the owners when fuentes was convicted in april of this year. spanish cycling journalists of this year's welter admit the ruling damaged the sport. dishard for our sports.
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because don't have the interest to reserve this case. >> even spanish cycling super star who won the tour de france in 2006 after the original winner was disqualified for doping has little appetite. for a fuentes expose say. >> and i think that the last five years i think the world base upper year, now in this moment, i think the cycling is food. no one of the fans we spoke so thinks the sport is anywhere near clean, although they persist to support in hope that one day it will be. >> you have to do the best, you know, this is important. only your body and nothing else. lap. >> spanish cycling has a long and high climb. back to credibility.
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>> on to baseball now, the detroit tigers missed out on becoming only the second pitcher to start the season with a 20-1 winning record. that's after the team was beaten 2-1 by the american league leaders. >> well, it's not just sporting you can get on our website, all the latest updates and stories it's been good to have you here, thank you for watching.
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>> good morning. this is al jazeera. i'm racial kerry. this is something the united states needs to do. >> significant 74th from across the i'll. the speaker of the house says he will back president obama. and strike against syria as he joins world leaders, group of 20 in russia. state department knew of scwurt problems including benghazi and

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